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DreamWorks Animation in Talks for Acquisition by SoftBank

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., in a deal that would value the animation studio at $3.4 billion, according to an anonymous source. The same source stated that current CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg would sign a five-year contract to stay with the studio, and […]

DreamWorks Animation's Kate Swanborg to Deliver Keynote at Power Up Festival on Sept. 24, 2014

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TRAINING DRAGONS AT DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: INNOVATION IN ANIMATION Wednesday, September 24 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Milk Studios (449 14th Street, New York, NY) DreamWorks Animation Trains Dragons using HP Technology. DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment including amazing, computer generated (CG) animated movies such as How To Train Your Dragon and Madagascar. Since 2001, DreamWorks […]

Dreamworks Animation Makes Date For Larrikins In 2018

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Dreamworks Animation has officially given a release date for the Australian animated musical movie “The Larrikins” – about a family of bilbies [rabbit-bandicoot-like animals that live Down Under] and their adventures in the Aussie outback – directed by Tim Minchin [“Matilda”]. “The Larrikins” is currently scheduled to be released on January 25, 2018 in Australia […]

How To Train Your Dragon 3 Pushed Back To 2017

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Despite “How To Train Your Dragon 2” bringing in $602 million worldwide to date – making it the best grossing animated film of the year – Dreamworks Animation has pushed back their third session of dragon training another year as “How To Train Your Dragon 3” was moved to 2017 from its original release date […]

DreamWorks Animation Teams Up With Studio Mir

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DreamWorks Animation has signed a co-production deal with South Korea’s Studio Mir – creators of the popular “The Legend of Korra” series. The pair will develop up to four series over the next four years. Each series will consist of 78 episodes. Source: Variety

DreamWorks Animation, Studio Mir Strike TV Cartoon Coproduction Deal

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DreamWorks Animation has reached a deal with the South Korean animation studio Studio Mir to produce as many as four animated series for television over the next four years, according to the Seoul-based English language newspaper The Korea Herald. Founded in 2011 by Jae Myung Yoo, an animation director for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, […]

CLIP: New Trailer Released for "The Penguins of Madagascar"

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Puss In Boots Goes To Singapore

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In a deal with DreamWorks Animation, Universal Parks Singapore will be debuting a special Puss in Boots-themed rollercoaster and stage show at the theme park. The rollercoaster will be called Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey and involve a magic beanstalk wrapped around a giant castle while the 20-minute stage show will be called “The Dance […]

SEC Hits DreamWorks With Turbo Investigation

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In more financial news, DreamWorks Animation is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] after disclosing that they took a $13.5 million hit on last year’s “Turbo” feature film. “Turbo” had a disclosed budget of $135 million but only took in $83 million domestically at the box office. “Turbo” performed much better in […]

DreamWorks Animation Debuts New Animation Software For Dragon Sequel

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DreamWorks Animation has a slew of new animated films coming out in the next few years and they will all be slated to be made with their new animation software called Apollo, which made its debut with this year’s “How To Train Your Dragon 2” sequel film. The software, in development over the past five […]

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